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Should I remove Dell Dock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,597
United States Rank #840
Reach 0.4233%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.52 days
369.32 days >
Average installed length: 194.05 days


2.0.0 54.05%
1.0.0 45.95%

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Dell Dock

What is Dell Dock?  (from Dell)

The Dellâ„¢ Dock was created to bring greater organization, personalization and productivity to Dell customers around the globe. ou can change the color, location and content to make it your own and it is free to download on any Dell computer that meets the system requirements. Groups like applications under categories, ...  Read more


Dell Dock is a program developed by Dell. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Dell computers. The most used version is 2.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is DellDock.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 42.87 MB of memory. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 14.71 MB (15,421,416 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of Dell Dock come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Dell
URL: www.delldock.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E00B477F-8558-45DA-B25A-69935FB89A94}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Dock

Program executable:DellDock.exe
Name:Dell Dock
Signed by:Stardock Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe
Additional files:
  • MyDockLib.dll (by Stardock) - MyDock Dynamic Link Library
  • MyDockClose.exe (by Stardock) - DellDock Shutdown Utility
  • MenuSkinning.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • MyDock.Util.dll - MyDockUtil (MyDock Utility Library)
  • DellDock.exe - Dell Dock
  • DetectTouch32.exe - DetectTouch32
  • SetColor.exe - SetColor
  • VDialog.dll - VDialog
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellDock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1F09ABD-CD3C-461B-87D9-8650ABFF2218}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DellDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dock.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DellDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dell dock' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DellDock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Dock' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001302082%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009352%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003668%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,587,813
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:86 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dell Dock?

You can uninstall Dell Dock from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell Dock, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dell Dock.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.08%
Windows Vista 40.71%
Windows 10 4.71%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 32.53%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 3.76%
Windows 7 Professional 2.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.71%
  United Kingdom 6.13%
  Canada 2.91%
  Germany 2.06%
  France 1.32%
  Australia 0.95%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Brazil 0.73%
  India 0.64%
  Ireland 0.52%
  Belgium 0.40%
  Japan 0.40%
  Spain 0.35%
  Mexico 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.58%
Hewlett-Packard 0.12%
Toshiba 0.06%
Sahara 0.05%
Gateway 0.05%
Intel 0.04%
American Megatrends 0.02%
Acer 0.02%
ASUS 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 20.98%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.94%
Dell Studio 1555 4.67%
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.63%
Dell Inspiron 545 4.04%
Dell Inspiron 1750 3.60%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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